Tuesday, January 3, 2012

San Antonio

In late December our friends Jim and Lynnae arrived from Minnesota, helped us finish getting the camper ready, and we headed West for the winter.  The first stop was San Antonio and a stroll along the beautiful Riverwalk.

Lined with shops and sidewalk cafes, visitors can pleasantly watch passing gondolas motoring the winding canal.  This is especially beautiful when lit at night and during special events.  Floating Mariachi Bands and the arrival of Santa Claus on a gondola are always popular.

One can hardly miss going to the Alamo in the heart of the city.  This is where Davy Crockett made his last stand.   His widow, Elizabeth, wore black for the rest of her life and her single grave site in Acton, Texas, is now the smallest State Park in Texas.  

We finished the day with a stop at the Mission San Jose.

It's one of several Spanish Missions along the "Mission Trail".

It is nicely restored and has a lot of history behind it.

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